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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Transport

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# winners
€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships
Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.
# Penalty Points
The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law
Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.
# Suzy byrne
Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail
Suzy Byrne is one of five people with experience of disability issues to join transport boards.
'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort
The issue arose after the driver complained about the behaviour of the school caretaker during his bus run.
# On Yer Bike
Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced
The long-term strategy is backed by a fund of €53 million for the years 2019 to 2021.
# crackdown
Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service?
The Transport Minister is seeking opinions from the heads of the transport providers on the current measures in place to deal with crime on the network.
# Road traffic bill
'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland
As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”
Eamon Ryan: Open letter to Shane Ross on the need for a review of the Metrolink design
“Closing all the roads and pedestrian crossings along the Luas line, will divide every local community between Beechwood and Sandyford.”
# Cork City
Council urged to stop 'Mickey Mouse' road patch-ups and invest in full improvement plan
One councillor said people have damaged their cars trying to avoid potholes on some of the roads.
# The Danish Way
Commuter bikes take over from cars in Copenhagen but how far behind is Dublin?
Dublin “behind the Danes” – more people cycling to work in Copenhagen than driving
# Dublin routes
Transport company Go-Ahead to recruit 425 bus drivers and other staff
In April, Go-Ahead signed a contract to operate 24 Dublin Bus routes.
# Transport
Taxi drivers say Dublin city restrictions are hindering transport for people with disabilities
Tourists have also been complaining about the shortage of taxis in the city centre and the fact that they can’t always be dropped right to their destination.
# property ladder
People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas
The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade.
# Fire damage
Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week
Today there will be no DART service between Bray and Greystones.
# home strip
Calls to 'defend' Dublin Bus brand as blue and yellow colours to be phased out
John Lahart TD says the branding is “iconic” and should be protected.
# rowdy scenes
'You're letting down the people of Kerry': TDs get in shouting match over new rural bus service
Danny Healy-Rae got into a shouting match with Minister Brendan Griffin this evening.
# Prime Time
'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme
The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.
# building material
Gaelscoil raises 'grave health concerns' over plan to use grounds for Metrolink supplies
Metrolink proposals were up for discussion in the Transport Oireachtas Committee this afternoon.
# Easter Rising
Here's what you need to know about public transport today
Some services will be affected by events to commemorate the Easter Rising.
# Na Fianna
GAA club asks members not to get involved in political campaigns to save its home from Metrolink route
“Any campaign currently ongoing using the Na Fianna logo is not doing so at the request or on behalf of Na Fianna.”
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the MetroLink will be built on time?
The high-frequency, electric rail service is planned to be open to the public from 2027, according to the National Transport Authority.
# On track
The 'Metro North' is now the MetroLink - here's what it'll look like
There will be a total of 15 new Metro stations as part of the €3-billion development.
# East Coast
Bus and train services affected as snow hits the country
A status orange snow-ice warning is in place for several counties.
# Green Line
'It doesn't feel safe': There's been an increase in complaints about Luas overcrowding
Luas delays, breakdowns, and signal faults have become more frequent in recent months, according to passengers.
# impassable
Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues
The east of the country is worst affected.
# Public Transport
Buses, trains and Luas back up and running
Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
# Transport
Most public transport gradually returning to normal - though Luas Green Line remains out of action
Transport options are gradually, slowly, returning to normal.
# garda resources
Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting
The request was not met and just one four-wheel drive vehicle was available last night.
# Storm Emma
What's running in the morning: Dublin flights cancelled, no trains and no Luas service for now
The transport services said that these were subject to change depending on the severity of the weather in the morning.
# Storm Emma
Forecast, transport and closures: Here's what you need to know today
A status red snow-ice warning will remain in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway until 6pm.
# Transport
All trains and Dublin Buses off until Saturday, some Bus Éireann services may return tomorrow
Public transport will come to a literal standstill for at least a day and a half this afternoon.
# traffic woes
Dublin Bus is changing another 10 routes to avoid College Green in the city centre
The NTA said these changes are in order to cater for an increase in the number of longer Luas trams and tourist season.
# peak times
Luas says it has fixed the broken real-time displays at all of its stops
The issue is one of a number that have been identified since the Luas Cross City was introduced.
# Project Ireland 2040
Luas extensions, light rail to Cork and high-density housing: Project Ireland 2040 has high hopes
Full details on the projects which will go ahead in the next 10 years will be revealed later today.
# Quiz
Quiz: Luas trams and horseless carriages - what year did these Irish transport milestones occur?
From Irish Rail to Dublin Bus. From motor cars to motorways.
# jutting out
New longer Luas tram blocks traffic after its back carriage sticks out past O'Connell Bridge
The end of the tram jutted out into the quays after it stopped on the bridge.
# Sold
The famous Jonathan Swift ferry that runs from Dublin to Holyhead is being sold
Irish Continental Group is offloading the vessel for over €15m.
# Transport
Coach tour companies say EU rules on drivers' breaks are 'fracturing' their business
Lobbyists are pushing for an overhaul of the current regulations.
# Expansion
DublinBikes is getting fifteen new stations around the city
Most of the new stations are located in Dublin’s north inner city.
# Free to choose
Virgin Trains to resume selling Daily Mail after strong criticism
“We must not ever be seen to be censoring what our customers read and influencing their freedom of choice,” he has said.